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Andrea C. Pardo, MD, FAAP

Andrea C. Pardo, MD, FAAP

Attending Physician, Neurology; Medical Director, Ruth D. & Ken M. Davee Pediatric Neurocritical Care Program Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Neurology and Epilepsy), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Languages: English, Spanish

Pronouns: She, Her


Andrea Pardo, MD, FAAP, has been practicing at Lurie Children's since 2015. Since 2017, she serves as the medical director for the Ruth D. & Ken M. Davee Pediatric Neurocritical Care Program. Her clinical practice focuses on the care of neonates with neurologic disorders such as perinatal stroke, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, and neonatal seizures, and neurologic development of infants with brain injury. Dr. Pardo also consults in The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health.

Dr. Pardo's research activities include treatment for neonatal seizures, the role of genetic testing in neonatal onset seizures, and therapeutic interventions for perinatal stroke.

Clinical Interests: Fetal Neurology, Neonatal Neurology, Pediatric Neurocritical Care

Education & Training

Education: Universidad Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia 2003

Postgraduate Training: Fellowship in neurosciences, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2004-2007; Residency in pediatric neurology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, 2007-2012

Board Certifications: Child Neurology, General Pediatrics

Professional Organizations: Feinberg Academy of Medical Education; Neurocritical Care Society; Newborn Brain Society; American Academy of Neurology; Child Neurology Society; American Academy of Pediatrics

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Research Interests: Neonatal stroke, Neonatal seizures, Fetal and Neonatal neurology


Keene JC, Morgan LA, Abend NS, Bates SV, Bauer Huang SL, Chang T, et al. Treatment of Neonatal Seizures: Comparison of Treatment Pathways from 11 Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Pediatric Neurology.

Natarajan N, Pardo AC. Challenges in neurologic prognostication after neonatal brain injury. Semin Perinatol. 2017;41(2):117-23.

Czech T, Pardo AC. Utility of Rapid Sequence Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Guiding Management of Patients With Neonatal Seizures. Pediatr Neurol. 2020;103:57-60.

Hsu J, Shaikh N, Ranaivo HR, Pardo AC, Mets-Halgrimson RB. Visual outcomes in children with neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy treated with therapeutic hypothermia. Journal of Perinatology. 2021.

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